Episode 11 of the syndicated filmed series. Captain Z-ro uses his time machine to protect humankind at various junctions in history. Public domain status: Registered as a published film 14 Jan 55 (LP11100). No renewed. Subsequent copyright re-registration rejected in 1985: Captain Z-Ro/Attila the Hun. By Captain Z-Ro Productions, Inc. Type of Work: Cancelled Registration Cancelled Registration Number: PA0000216073 PA reg. cancelled. Title: Captain Z-Ro/Attila the Hun. By Captain Z-Ro... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Sci - fi, Classic TV
Season 1 Episode 15 December 31 1963. Due to copyright concerns, the opening credits music has been replaced with a public domain recording of a traditional folk tune. imdb page favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Petticoat Junction
Episode 1 of the syndicated filmed series. Captain Z-Ro uses his time machine to protect humankind at various junctions in history. Public domain status: Registered as a published film 25 June 1955(LP11103). Not renewed. Subsequent copyright re-registration rejected in 1985: Captain Z-Ro/Christopher Columbus. By Captain Z-Ro Productions, Inc. Type of Work: Cancelled Registration Cancelled Registration Number: PA0000216077 PA reg. cancelled. Title: Captain Z-Ro/Christopher Columbus. By Captain... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Sci - fi, Classic TV
This is episode 8 of season 5 Original Air Date 17 Nov 1952 Based on a Story by Violet Wolfson CAST Peggy Ann Garner Frank Overton Jean Carson Robert Webber Victor Thorley Anne Seymour Bruce Gordon Peter Gumeny Charles McClelland Joseph Sweeney Contains original Westinghouse Ads with Betty Furness. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Studio One
Season 2 Episode 41 Original Air Date 19 June 1950 CAST Robert Sterling Charles Korvin Virginia Gilmore Richard Purdy Ann Shoemaker Harry Cooke Marion Scanlon Robert Emhardt James Coots Butch Cavell Contains original Westinghouse Ads with Betty Furness favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Studio One
Episode 1.15 25 May 1949. Features Yul Brynner (with blonde hair!) as Dr Nestri. Contains original Westinghouse ads presented by Betty Furness. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Studio One, Yul Brynner
An incomplete episode of the long running Australian nightly variety show IMT, Starring Graham Kennedy and Bert Newton. The copyright in Australian television broadcasts lasts for 50 years from date of broadcast. This video copy of a kinescope recording entered the public domain 1 January 2012. This video is mastered from an extremely poor quality VHS dupe of the original kinescope. The video copy is multi-generational (tape swapping). The maximum amount of noise redusction, image stabalisation... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: IMT, in melbourne tonight, classic tv, graham kennedy, bert newton, channel nine, GTV
Season 2 Episode 12 This is the only episode of the Thriller series to enter the Public Domain. It stars and is directed by John Newland of One Step Beyond fame. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Thriller, Boris Karloff, John Newland
This is Season 2 Episode 10 Original Air Date 14 November 1949 Based on a story By Dashiell Hammet CAST Stanley Ridges Wynne Gibson Theodore Newton Peggy French Richard Purdy Hildy Parks Robert Emhardt Seth Arnold William Lee Tony Pellerin Paul Porter Richard Robbins Abe Vigoda Roland Wood Charles Kuhn Features original Westinghouse ads/demonstrations with Betty Furness favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Studio One, Dashiell Hammett
An Episode of the Fu Manchu TV Series "The Death Ships of Fu Manchu" (air date - Oct 29 1956) Starring Glen Gordon as Fu Manchu and Lester Matthews as Nayland Smith Topics: Classic TV, Fu Manchu, Sax Rohmer, Republic Television
An Episode of the Fu Manchu TV Series "Prisoner of Fu Manchu" (air date - Sept 3 1956) Starring Glen Gordon as Fu Manchu and Lester Matthews as Nayland Smith favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Fu Manchu, Sax Rohmer, Republic Television
This is an episode from an early Australian documentary series produced by the Cinesound Movietone News Company in the late fifties. About 20 episodes were made covering the early 30s until the early 50s. In this episode, you will see The King, The Prime Minister, The Queen of Tonga, Aboriginals demonstrating boomerangs, Mexicans demonstrating precision knive throughing, A massive Boy Scout meeting, The winner of the Archibald prize, a man who lost both arms, some babies, German Sheperds,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Newreel, Nostalgia, Clip shows, Fat men riding hippos, Australia
This is a 1959 episode of a police drama called "Police Station". This show dealt with the day-to-day goings on in the Precinct 11 Station. 39 episodes were made and the show was syndicated. Very few episodes survive. IMDB only lists two of them here . The story in this episode follows conflicting stories about what happened during a teenage gang war and the arrest of an elderly con woman. Contains original ads. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Police, Police Station, Sandy Howard, Harvey Bernhard
This is the 7 January 1951 Episode of the Colgate Comedy Hour hosted by Abbott and Costello. IMDB page here . favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Variety, Colgate Comedy Hour, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
James Dean, Natalie Wood and Eddie Albert star in this live TV play. Hosted by Ronald Reagan. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, James Dean, Eddie Albert, Natalie Wood, Ronald Reagan
This one hour TV special tells the story of Hollywood from the advent of sound up to the modern day. Originally Aired 28 November 1962. Hosted by Henry Fonda. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Hollywood, Henry Fonda, Movie Stars, TV Special
The Adventures of Dr Fu Manchu Series 1 Episode 11 - The Masterplan of Fu Manchu CAST Glen Gordon - Dr. Fu Manchu Lester Matthews - Sir Dennis Nayland Smith Clark Howat - Dr. John Petrie Carla Balenda - Betty Leonard favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Fu Manchu, Sax Rohmer, Republic Television
Season One Episode 16 (5 January 1959) An honest union leader is killed with a car bomb and suspicion falls on his chief rival, who hires Gunn to clear his name. This video is public domain because it was registered as a published film PETER GUNN. Spartan Productions. Approx. 29 min. each, sd., b&w. 16mm. Spartan Productions. The Fuse. 5 Jan 59 (in notice: 1958) LP 15083 and never renewed. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic Tv, Peter Gunn, Craig Stevens, Blake Edwards, Private Detective
This is an episode of the DuMont Network's "The Adventures of Ellery Queen" (1950-54). This ran on the DuMont Network before moving to the ABC. The series was also shown in Australia, where it played on Channel 2 on Thursdays at 9pm throughout 1957. The actor who plays Ellery, Richard Hart, died part way through the series and was replaced by Lee Bowman. About 50 episodes were made over its two runs but only a small amount survive. This episode, original air date 21 December 1950,... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Ellery Queen, Dumont, Mystery, Richard Hart
"Douglas Fairbanks Jr Presents Bulldog Drummond and 'The Ludlow Affair'" Series 5 Episode 13 (28 January 1957) This was made as a pilot for a possible series. When it wasn't picked up the pilot was used as an episode in the "Douglas Fairbanks Presents" series. Cast Douglas Fairbanks Jr - Host Robert Beatty - Bulldog Drummond Greta Gynt - Mrs. Harriette Ludlow Michael Ripper - Kelly William Franklyn - Roger Benning Harry Lane - Kinsella John Le Mesurier - Inspector Burroughs... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Bulldog Drummond, Douglas Fairbanks Jr Presents, Failed Pilot, Robert Beatty
Original Air Date: 1 March 1951 Series 2 Episode 20 William Gargan as Martin Kane Ads, credits and network logos intact. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Martin Kane, William Gargan, NBC, Live Drama, Kinoscope, Radio shows on TV
Rare lost episode of Mr Ed. One of only two episodes that are in the Public Domain. This episode is, essentially, an episode length public service announcement on behalf of the US treasury. Wilbur and Mr Ed extol the virtues of payroll saving plans and their benefits for the American way of life. Alan Young (Wilbur), Connie Hines (Carol), Mr Ed (Mr Ed), George O'Hanlon (The Electrician) Directed by Arthur Lubin IMDB page favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Mr Ed, Alan Young, Public Service Announcement, Bonds, Payroll, Rare, Lost Episode
Captain Z-ro (starring and created by Roy Steffens) was a children's television space opera featuring the eponimous time traveller and his companion, Jet (Bruce Haynes), visiting many key figures from the past. Copyright Status: All episodes were registered as published films in 1955 and 1956. In order for the copyrights in these films to continue to operate, renewals needed to be lodged in the relevant calendar years 1983 and 1984. No such renewals were lodged and the episodes entered the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: space opera, science fiction, television, classic tv, children's TV, Captain Z-ro, heroes, time...
The Superman production company donated this special 18 minute episode to the US Treasury to help promote school stamp day savings plans to children. This is the only episode of the series that has entered the public domain. It features all of the hallmarks that made the original 1950s Superman series so memorable. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Superman, George Reeves, Public Service Announcement, US Treasury
The only PD episode of Burke's Law. Episode Title: "Who Killed Jason Shaw" S1 E15 This show was originally set to air on 22 November 1963. It was pushed back by the network's coverage of John F Kennedy's assassination. This film is in the public domain because its copyright was not renewed in 1991, which was the necessary time for any film with a date in notice of 1963. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Gene Barry, Burke's Law, Millionare Detective
Failed pilot for a proposed British Sherlock Holmes series starring John Longdon (Hitchcock's "Blackmail" and "The Skin Game") as Sherlock Holmes. Campbell Singer plays Dr Watson and the episode also features Walter Gotell (70s and 80s Bond pictures) as Luzatto. The story is based on the canonical adventure "The Man With The Twisted Lip". favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Sherlock Holmes, Failed Pilots, John Longdon
Rare original network print of a Topper episode. Contains original sponsor opening and closing credits and original commercials. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Topper, Thorne Smith, Leo Carrol, Robert Sterling, Anne Jeffries, Ghosts, Comedy
Classic Season 1 Episode of CBS's live CLIMAX! drama program. This is an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Hosted by Bill Lundigan, this episode was originally aired on 28 July 1955 (Season 1 Episode 34). The story was adapted for television by Gore Vidal. This is a complete kinoscope recording. All advertisments, studio ids, ad-caps, etc are present. This is the full 60 mins program, not the edited 45 minute video version. This... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Climax, Horror, Michael Rennie, Cedric Hardwicke, Gore Vidal, Jerry Goldsmith, William...
This is a rare episode of "You Asked For It", a program that originated in 1950 on the Du Mont Network, moved to the ABC network in the mid 50s, where it was cancelled in 1959, only to be revived three times in subsequent decades. The premise of the show was that viewers would choose the entertainment by writing in and requesting a program about a certain subject or featuring a certain personality, character or act. Many people cite this as the first example of reality TV because it... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Du Mont Network, ABC, You Asked For It, Bela Lugosi
Episode one of the series "The Dow Hour Of Great Mysteries" (31 Mar 1960) Kinescope recording of an elaborately staged television version of the often filmed 1922 Avery Hopwood and Mary Roberts Rinehart play "The Bat". Hosted by Joseph N Welch. Starring: Helen Hayes, Jason Robards Jr, Margaret Hamilton. A sinister criminal known as "The Bat" tries to find stolen securities hidden in the rambling mansion owned by the deceased owner of a bank and rented by spinster... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: old house, old dark house, helen hayes, jason robards, margaret hamilton, nbc, dow hour of great...
This is a failed pilot for a "Three Stooges" TV show. The concept of the show was that the Stooges would try a new profession each show. In this episode they are interior decorators. Features Moe, Larry and Shemp favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, The Three Stooges, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Failed Pilot, Kinoscope
Season One Episode 17 (19 January 1959) After a Jewel robbery, a very nervous man hires Gunn to protect someone named Timothy from being murders. Gunn finds out the Timothy is a seal. Based on the Richard Diamond radio play "Timothy The Seal" This video is public domain because it was registered as a published film PETER GUNN. Spartan Productions. Approx. 29 min. each, sd., b&w. 16mm. Spartan Productions. Let's Kill Timothy. 19Jan59 (in notice: 1958); LP13981 and never renewed. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Peter Gunn, Craig Stevens, Blake Edwards, Private Detective, Richard Diamond adapted to...
Originally created as a pilot for a series of Holmes films this became a one off episode for the Lucky Strike sponsored "Your Show Time" series. It was originally aired on 25 March 1949 (Season 1 Episode 10) favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, Speckled Band, Alan Napier, Melville Cooper, Alan Shields,...
This is a rare retrospective on Bob Hope's command performances for US troops all over the world since WWII. Features appearances by John F Kenedy, Betty Grable, Betty Hutton, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland and Lana Turner. There are some noticable cuts where short segments of the program are missing. Topics: Classic TV, Hollywood, Bob Hope, TV Special, John F Kenedy, Betty Grable, Betty Hutton, Frank...
A collection of behind the scenes and home movies from the golden age of Hollywood. Hosted by Ken Murray with a Special appearance by Kirk Douglas. Features footage of: Eddie Albert, June Allyson, George K. Arthur, Mary Astor, Lew Ayres, Max Baer, Lucille Ball, Richard Barthelmess, Rex Bell, Edgar Bergen, Sally Blane, Humphrey Bogart, John Boles, Pat Boone, Eddie Borden, Hobart Bosworth, Clara Bow, William Boyd, Fanny Brice, Paul Brooks, Joe E. Brown, Johnny Mack Brown, Virginia Bruce, Rory... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Hollywood, Ken Murray, Movie Stars, TV Special, Home Movies, Behind the Scenes